Thursday, November 22, 2007

The City puts safety Plan for Festive Season into action

By Tina George
22 November 2007

The City of Cape Town has started a full safety and cleansing strategy to ensure that residents and visitors enjoy a clean and safe summer holiday. Over a million visitors are expected to gather on the city over the peak summer holiday season representing a growth of 3% on last year’s figures.

Executive Support Officer for Safety and Security, Bongani Maqungwana says that they want to assure tourists and citizens at large that they are fully prepared with about 770 metro police office, 453 law enforcement officers and 120 seasonal workers who are going to be patrolling our beaches.

The utilities services department is going to have 1000 people who will be dedicated to cleaning the streets and beaches of the city.

Spokesperson for Disaster Management, Johan Minnie says that they have adequate stand by levels for any type of emergencies that may arise.
Minnie added that any member of the public especially within the festive season should call 107; alternatively they can call the number 021 480 7700 and will be put through to the relevant emergency services.

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